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Discussion in 'Site News' started by rhett, Oct 19, 2008.
I've never gotten over the exploding head.
Probably when Goldbloom breaks the guys arm while armwrestling in The Fly. Freaked my young mind out.
For sentimental reasons I have to go with the exploding head from Scanners. It was my first Cronenberg film- I watched it as a teenager and that image always stuck with me.
I have to say...Cronenberg being one of my absolute favorite genre directors makes this question almost impossible to answer as I truly love the man's style old and new, but if I had to narrow it down to just one that really fucked with my head for many years after witnessing it I'd have to say the fetus licking action in The Brood just narrowly takes the cake...when i first saw that film that scene caught me waaay off guard.
The "Cronenberg Moment" that still sticks with me is from eXistenZ. Jennifer and Jude's characters have their moment of passion; it's a well-shot and edited sequence that expertly builds in erotic intensity as their kissing and caressing becomes more and more passionate. Right when the expected shot of the two either hotly fucking or lounging post-coitus is supposed to occur, Cronenberg cuts to one of those goddamn fish-frogs being hacked up.
It's a totally disorienting, queasy moment, and I know that's EXACTLY what Cronenberg was aiming for.
So, he's a total bastard for that.
Shivers, when the guy is rubbing his belly and talking to the thing poking out. Always, makes me laugh. Although, I think the movie kinda sucks.
The head explosion in scanners.
For me it has to be the exploding head in Scanners as well
This is a very hard question for me since Cronenberg happens to be my favorite director, so I have a lot of favorite scenes.
If I have to choose though I guess I'll have to go with the end of Videodrome, where
James Woods is sitting in that old boat and suddenly sees himself on the tv. The tv version of him says "long live the new flesh..." and then shoots himself in the head with his cancer gun, which causes bloody entrails to explode out of the tv. Then he proceeds to do it for real, or so we think.
exploding head in Scanners. Several different scenes of the Fly as well. I used to watch that movie a lot when I was a kid.
It was also cool seeing Cronenberg getting killed by Jason in JX!
This is a tough one. There are so many good Cronenberg films and so many great moments. I just watched Eastern Promises last week and the man still has what it takes! He did so many great horror films and now his dramas are equally as good. I guess that Videodrome is the first film by him I ever saw and I was young and it had me mesmorized! So many great moments in that film, but the scene where James Woods loses his gun in his stomach stays with me!! I just got the Criterion edition last year and still love this film!
gotta go with the end of dead ringers as well....
easy, my favorite Cronenberg moment is....
From The Fly, when Goldbulm does the armwrestling part at that bar, and breaks that guys hand off, GOD I LOVE IT!!!
for me would be "The Fly" when Goldblum, pulls his fingernails off in the bathroom, I will never forget that.
My favorite David Cronenberg moment is probably in A History of Violence, the whole Diner Shoot out scene is awsome!!!:banana:
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